The teenager who attacked a New Plymouth dairy owner after he refused to sell him cigarettes will undergo intensive supervision.
In the Youth Court this week, Judge Max Courtney ordered that the 16-year- old be kept under 24-hour curfew in a Hamilton youth facility for six months.
The teen cannot be identified because of his age.
Ngamotu Road Dairy owner Colin Liu suffered facial injuries in the August 25 attack when he was dragged out of his shop and assaulted.
The sentence, described as supervision with activity, would involve therapy, lifeskills and education and has been tailored to meet the teen's needs.
The sentence is expected to be followed by a further period of supervision.
His progress will be monitored by Judge Courtney.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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